Katy, TX Homes

History

Katy, Texas is a thriving community of about 15,000 west of Houston. The prospective home buyer will find diverse real estate for sale that meets every budget. The expansion of the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad through the area in 1893 marked a real change in fortune for the community. The train station was built in 1895. Railroad workers called the "MKT Railroad" the "Katy," and so a town of the same name came to be. Katy was incorporated in 1945. Interstate 10 came through the area in 1966, and it further solidified Katy's potential for long-term success. Today, buying a Katy property for sale or a Katy house for sale puts you within easy reach of Houston's freeway system. Your professional real estate agent can tell you much more.

Community

Katy Mills is a highly-ranked shopping mall. It's very kid-friendly, with rock climbing, a carousel, great food court, and a Rainforest Cafe. The shopping experience at this very large ranges upscale shops, department stores, and even a few outlet stores.

Mary Jo Peckham Park is highly rated by many owners of Katy homes. Kids can swim, fish, or even play miniature golf here. Well-shaded areas are perfect for picnics. It has excellent handicap access. Also, there is a dog park that is right next to it.

Events

Who would imagine that this land of rodeos and rice would be home to a replica of China's Forbidden City. The Forbidden Gardens in Katy also include a scale model of Suzhou, China. Peruse the fascinating Chinese weaponry used over a millennia ago. Outside, the Chinese gardens are spectacular.

Family-oriented events fill the calendar in Katy. Invest in real estate for sale here and you'll enjoy an active lifestyle. Old Town Katy hosts the annual Rice Harvest Festival in October. For over three decades the festival has celebrated the harvest traditions of the area. A carnival and over 300 vendors make this a celebration of many facets.

The Folk Life Festival brings to life the world of the prairie from a century ago. You'llKaty, TX Real Estate both hear and smell black powder rifles as the dulcimers' resonate twang fill the air. Open fire cooking, corn cakes, and pottery wheels further stimulate the senses. The festival is held at the 30+ acre Welch Outdoor Learning Center that features a cartaker's cottage, duck pond, big barn, and nature trails.

Katy's growth over the past couple of decades means that most Katy homes are of more recent vintage. The number of Katy homes for sale mean that almost any prospective home buyer will find what they are looking for, especially when working with a qualified realtor. Newly constructed, all-brick custom homes with pools are among the Katy homes for sale. At the same time, affordable Katy homes are also plentiful. Your realtor can show you Katy property for sale that includes acreage with large trees. Work with the right real estate agent, and you'll find the perfect Katy house for sale in no time at all.
Debbie and Mark Sample
Debbie and Mark Sample
Real Estate Agents
19708 Northwest Fwy Ste#2800 & 6761 Old Jacksonville Hwy Houston TX 77065